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Monday, December 30, 2013

Potential Effects on Defense Spending of a Year-long Continuing Resolution and the March 2013 Sequesters - M-020713

Amy Belasco
Specialist in U.S. Defense Policy and Budget

This memorandum addresses concerns raised by Department of Defense and others that a year-long CR and a sequester could seriously compromise military readiness and cause significant disruptionto defense investment programs.
1 To address these concerns, this memo analyzes potential effects on Operation & Maintenance (O&M) funding, which supports military readiness, and Procurement, which funds investment in weapon systems, of a strict year-long CR and the March sequesters. In addition, the memo explains effects on the other major types of DOD spending for military personnel, military construction, and Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E).

Date of Report: February 7, 2013
Number of Pages: 21
Order Number: M-020713
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